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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site


Egypt Exploration Fund (Biographical details)

Egypt Exploration Fund (institution/organisation; British; 1882; founded)

Also known as

Egypt Exploration Fund; Egypt Exploration Society


Founded in 1882 by Amelia Edwards as the Egypt Exploration Fund but later renamed the Egypt Exploration Society. It has always maintained a high research and fieldwork profile in Egypt and publishes an annual journal, the 'Journal of Egyptian Archaeology'.